Training Opportunities

We will begin accepting applicant resumes for the 2017-2018 academic year in December of 2016.  Please find and follow the instructions listed below for submission.

The Training Program

The focus of our training is the examination of the counseling relationship and how the client and counselor's life experiences shape the process of counseling. Particular attention is paid to each intern's life experience, learning style, and professional goals as she/he develops counseling proficiencies. The theoretical orientation of the training program lies in our commitment to the inclusive nature of feminist theory and practice. We offer interdisciplinary perspective from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and social work.

Intern and Practicum Training and Supervision

The Counseling Center offers social work internships and psychology practicums for graduate students who wish to gain supervised experience in a variety of psychological services typically offered in a college counseling center. Our clients present with a range of concerns and represent a range of age stages of psychological development, ethnic diversity, and sexual orientation.

Qualifications

The training is open to graduate students in counseling, social work, and psychology (practicum level). At least one year of supervised training is highly desirable.

Interns and practicum students are expected to spend twenty-four (24) hours per week at the Counseling Center during the academic year, late August through May. A typical intern's training experience will include:

  • Short and long-term counseling; caseload of 12-14 clients
  • Several intake/triage hours each week
  • Individual supervision with a licensed social worker or psychologist
  • Small group supervision
  • Large group supervision
  • Feminist Theory and Practice seminar
  • Intern process group
  • Outreach programming

Application Process

We will accept applications starting in December 2016 on a rolling admissions basis. If interested, please send a cover letter, a resume, and three letters of recommendation to:*

Counseling Center
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

*Electronic application materials and recommendations are acceptable, and should be e-mailed to:ccinternship@simmons.edu